by abdb1242 on Aug 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
I bought this car when I was 16 and it was an awesome first car. As long as I kept up on the maintenance, it did just fine. It was a pain to work on because everything under the hood was so crammed together (something quick and easy like changing a headlight turns into 30 minutes of frustration because you can't get your hands down in there). I got a new car after the a/c went out (it's beyond repair) and passed this one on to my little brother. It now has 176,000 miles and still running great.
by Gil on Nov 13, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
My car has 211000 miles on it and the only things that are wrong with it are that people just like to hit my car. The engine is still running smoothly. All I've had to do is change the oil regularly, change the spark plugs, and change out a faulty alternator
by victoria on Aug 16, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
I had nothing but trouble with this car. one thing after another, i will say this is longest i went without problem but dont leave this tiny town and don't go more than 3 miles away now. labor on this car is high. My daughter had one with problems and my niece.. but not sure about her experience with it cause she wrecked hers....anyway, mine either blew head gaskets day i got it or they already were. I had a lot of overheating problems. i may have gotten an abused car or bad one i dont know but won't ever own another.thanks. and good luck!
by Big Jim Crimeboss on May 21, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
After I crashed my 95 t-bird I was hard up for a new car. I needed something that had stlye but I was broke. So I got a 93 GA with only 69,000 miles on it for only $1400! I thought it was a steal considering it handled far much better than the rear-drive ford ecspecialy since i live in ILL with that horrible weather 9 months out of the year!! The MPG is excellent around 30! But reliablity was not a good as my last car though, at 92000 I needed a new cylinder head, later i needed a heater core and at 132000 i needed a new ignition and computer oh and a radiator. Today with 134000 it runs good as i bought it with just a little tiny problem with my fuel ingection.Iluv the cheak oil light!!
by Jim Katso on Feb 20, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
I got a 1993 as my first car out of college. I liked the looks, but would not recommend this as a used car. I kept a detailed log of my repairs and got rid of the car at about 100,000 miles. My first big problem is during heavy rains, a giant puddle would appear on the passenger floor (hard to believe, but true). Also, the "check engine" came on, but multiple mechanics could never fix it...so it always was on...never a comfortable feeling before long road trips. Also had problems with the head gasket, transmission, and heater.Overall, it was frustrating as I kept the car very clean, but couldn't trust it. After 16 years driving GM, I will not by another.
by hewal on May 21, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
This is my first car. i have had it
for 3 yrs. I had to change the engine
that had 156k miles on with a 65k
miles. fuel gaug indicater shows half
emty when it's actualy empty.
This car is for sale so if intersted
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